At this time every year, you resolve to be a stronger leader. To forge new relationships. To make a difference in your community.

Looking for an easy way keep your New Year’s resolutions?


Kick off the year by signing up for Business On Board, the region’s only comprehensive leadership development and board placement program focused on the unique needs of the region’s arts and culture sector.

Business on Board classroom sessions are designed to strengthen skills in fundraising, planning, decision-making, and board development. Classroom learning is enhanced by observing a board in action throughout the training. 700+ graduates have completed Business on Board, and we recently appointed 20 new board members from last year’s 20th anniversary cohort.


With three ways to register for Business On Board, we invite you to discover how board service can inform your leadership story this year:

1. Scholarships: Thanks to continued generous support from local foundations and a new grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, ABC is pleased to offer a range of 2017 scholarship opportunities to advance leadership in our region’s creative sector.

2. Opportunities for New Board Members: For those who are new to board service and would like to be matched to a nonprofit arts and culture board.

3. Opportunities for Current Board Members: For those who currently sit on a nonprofit arts and culture board and want to better understand board governance.

Questions regarding Business On Board scholarships should be directed to Eileen Cunniffe at 215-790-3621 or [email protected]

Business On Board is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, who believe that building capacity for the region’s nonprofit arts and culture sector includes ensuring a strong relationship exists between business and arts leaders. We are grateful to those companies and organizations below who make board service meaningful and valuable for the region at large.

Title Support:

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Supported in part by:

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